Canon Announces Rayo S1 Portable Mini Projector

Rayo S1

Canon Rayo S1 at a glance:

  • Maximum Brightness of 100 Lumens
  • WVGA 854 x 480 Native Resolution
  • 800:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Android OS
  • Built-In Wi-Fi 4 & Bluetooth
  • Up to 2-Hour Battery Life
  • USB Host Reader
  • Onboard Touchpad & Tripod Mount

The new Canon Rayo S1 is scheduled to be available for purchase in May 2019 at an estimated retail price of $259.99. Pre-order at B&H Photo | Adorama

Press release:

Taking Business Presentations To A New Level, Canon Introduces New Portable Mini Projector

Canon Rayo S1 Mini Projector Allows Users to Project Photos, Videos and Documents On the Go

MELVILLE, NY, January 7, 2019 – It’s easy to love going to the office when your office is wherever you want it to be. Road warrior, traveling sales person, start-up founders – whatever the title, work doesn’t have to take place within the confines of a traditional office. Using lightweight, portable and versatile office equipment – work can happen anywhere. That’s why Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a portable mini projector, the new Canon Rayo S11, allowing business professionals and consumers to mirror their smartphones, project photos, videos and documents, and play audio files wherever the job takes them.

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Canon Announce World’s Smallest And Lightest 4K Laser Projectors In Their Class

4K Laser Projectors

The Canon 4K6020Z, 4K5020Z Native 4K Laser projectors and RL-SL07RST Standard Zoom Lens are all scheduled to be available in late November 2018 for a suggested retail price of $45,799, $43,499 and $8,000 respectively. For more information, please visit

Introducing The World’s Smallest And Lightest Native 4K Laser LCOS Projectors In Their Class, The Canon REALiS 4K6020Z And 4K5020Z

Additionally, Canon Introduces a New High-End 4K Zoom Lens, the RS-SL07RST

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 13, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new Canon Native 4K Laser LCOS Projectors – the REALiS 4K6020Z and 4K5020Z.  Compact and lightweight, both new projectors measure 18.8in (W) x 7.1in (H) x 21.4in (D) and weigh a mere 41.8 pounds, making both units the world’s smallest and lightest projectors in their class at less than half the weight of competing Native 4K laser projectors.[i]  In addition, both projectors offer peace of mind with an impressive Five-Year (or 12,000 Hours) Laser Limited Warranty[ii]. Canon is also adding to the company’s lineup of RS projector lenses with the introduction of the RS-SL07RST 4K Standard Zoom Lens. The RS-SL07RST projector lens is the seventh in the lineup and features Canon’s trademark red line around the barrel of the lens, signifying the highest level of Canon optical engineering and quality. All seven RS projector lenses are compatible with the two new projectors.

“As the demand for 4K projection continues to grow, Canon understands that we need to offer customers a variety of options that best suit each individual installation,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Not all 4K is created equal, which is why Canon is so excited that both new models feature true Native 4K resolution producing outstanding image quality with robust colors and high contrast.”

Canon REALiS 4K6020Z and 4K5020Z Native 4K Laser LCOS Projectors
The new 4K6020Z and 4K5020Z Native 4K Laser LCOS Projectors are ideal for a variety of applications, including art galleries, museums, schools and medical institutions. They are also suitable for product design and simulation use where both high-quality imaging and accurate color reproduction are a must. Both projectors feature LCOS panels and Canon’s proprietary AISYS optical system that helps to deliver 6000 and 5000 lumens respectively. This technology, when combined with true Native 4K (4096×2160) resolution, helps both projectors to produce a cleaner and more robust image with virtually no grid lines.

The laser-light source for both projectors can achieve up to 20,000 hours of operation in typical use or up to 40,000 hours when in Long Duration Mode 2[iii]. The laser-light source allows the projectors to start up in as little as two seconds while in Fast Boot mode[iv], as compared to conventional lamp projectors that may require additional time to light up and stabilize brightness. In addition, users are able to create presets to be set-up to their specific preferences and needs.

The HDR technology of both projectors increases the dynamic range ability, expanding not only the color-gamut range but also the overall brightness, resulting in a more realistic and lifelike image. Additionally, the projectors support HDR10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), which produce broadcast-quality HDR images. HLG is becoming widely popular in broadcast industry use.

Additional Features of the 4K6020Z and 4K5020Z Projectors Include:

  • Compatible with seven optional genuine Canon interchangeable lenses for a wide variety of applications
  • High dynamic contrast of up to 22,000:1 in the 4K6020Z and 20,000:1 in the 4K5020Z is achieved by the combination of a powerful image engine that analyzes the contrast of each frame and a double-door type shutter system which allows the iris to operate fast — tracking scenes instantly and reducing light leaks.
  • Covers 99.9 percent of the sRGB color space
  • Supports HDMI, HDBaseT, Wi-Fi® technology and other various interfaces
  • Compatible with Canon Service Tool for PJ App
  • Six preset Image modes provide different variations of color reproduction characteristic suitable for the type and projection environment, includes DICOM[v] Simulation mode and additional five customizable modes that can be stored
  • Canon RS-SL07RST 4K Projector Lens
  • The new RS-SL07RST 4K Standard Zoom Lens features the distinguished red line around the barrel, indicating the highest level of Canon design and superb image quality. The lens can project images up to 600 inches and can even project onto curved surfaces; maintaining focus in the center of the image when peripheral focus has been adjusted.

Additional Features of the RS-SL07RST Projector Lens Include:

  • Unique Marginal Focus feature which allows incremental focus adjustment on peripheral areas of image, designed for concave and convex surfaces
  • Substantial lens shift of vertical ±73 percent and horizontal ±11 percent
  • Powered lens shift, zoom and focus
  • Equipped with a UD lens to help reduce color shift and bleeding
  • Minimal luminance difference from wide to tele position as F value exhibits minor change from 2.1 to 2.4
  • Deep focal length of 22.67mm up to 37.79mm
  • Large zoom ratio of 1.76x
  • Weighing in at 4.1 pounds, the easy-to-install lens can be conveniently secured in place or quickly taken out to be replaced with only one touch, using the spigot-type lever

Pricing and Availability

The Canon 4K6020Z, 4K5020Z Native 4K Laser projectors and RL-SL07RST Standard Zoom Lens are all scheduled to be available in late November 2018 for a suggested retail price of $45,799.00, $43,499.00 and $8,000.00 respectively*. For more information, please visit

Canon announce new Compact Native 4K Resolution Laser LCOS Projectors


The Canon REALiS 4K600Z and the REALiS 4K601Z Pro AV LCOS Projectors have the suggested list price of $77,990, and are scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers by December 2017.

Press release:

Canon U.S.A. Expands Line Of Compact Native 4K Resolution Laser LCOS Projectors

Offering Superb Image Quality for a Wide Range of Markets and Applications Including Immersive Simulations and Multi-Projection Blending

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 7, 2017 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the REALiS 4K600Z Pro AV LCOS Laser projector which incorporates all of the same features as Canon’s current award-winning REALiS 4K600STZ with the new standard throw ratio of 1.3-2.4:1 (throw ratio of 4K600STZ is 1.0-1.3:1). Suitable for a wide range of markets and applications including government, museums, higher education, and medical education and training, the 4K600Z projector utilizes Canon’s unique LCOS technology with AISYS-enhancement, an advanced Genuine Canon 4K projection lens and dual image processors to create beautiful ultra-high-resolution images.

“Canon’s 4K600STZ LCOS projector has been very well received in a variety of new markets and applications, and we’re excited to introduce this new model that further delivers on these markets’ needs,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We are confident that our new REALiS 4K600Z projector will not only provide an extremely high quality of imagery, but will also help professionals in these markets advance their work and training to new heights.”

The REALiS 4K600Z Pro AV LCOS 4K projector is designed to offer an impressive native 4K resolution of 4096×2400 available pixels, making it ideal for those applications like simulation/training, design and engineering that require extremely high detail, and can also benefit from larger vertical display areas. The 4K600Z projector is also fully equipped with a unique Canon designed 4K high-performance dual-image processing engine, reproducing uncompressed 4K video at up to 60 frames per second (60P) using high-speed image processing technology.

The REALiS 4K600Z Pro AV LCOS 4K features exclusive Canon technology, such as the AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical engine that is designed to offer maximum brightness and contrast while maintaining a compact size. The projector’s Genuine Canon 4K Lens, which can project up to a maximum of 600 inches, is marked with a distinct red line around the lens signifying Canon’s highest quality of imaging technology. This model also includes a special Marginal Focus function, which can be used to help ensure content projected on the peripheral portions of domed surfaces remains in focus—particularly important to those in the simulation, training and educational fields.

Additional technology found in the REALiS 4K600Z Pro AV LCOS projector includes:

  • Laser Phosphor Light Source: Provides an extensive list of benefits including extended operation life of up to 20,000 hours (20,000- 40,000 hours with extended mode1), 360 degree installation—on any axis, fast boot up at approximately two seconds2, wide color gamut supporting RGB, and super quiet modes which allow for operation at just 29db.
  • 6000 Lumens: Delivers bright, stunning images with an impressive dynamic contrast ratio of up to 10,000:13, as well as a consistent level of brightness throughout its zoom range (when screen size remains unchanged).
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR): Provides the ability to reproduce content with outstanding high contrast, making gradation close to that of human vision. Additionally, the projector supports the input of video content simulating the 4K/8K broadcast-standard ITU-R BT.2020 color gamut.
  • DICOM® Simulation Mode4: The Canon REALiS 4K600Z projector’s DICOM® Simulation Mode4 is ideal for those in the medical education and training field who require displaying monochrome digital X-rays, CAT scans and MRIs with superb grayscale gradation. This mode, which offers both clear and blue base color temperature presets, simulates the results of devices compliant with the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Part 14 standard4.
  • Versatile Connectivity and Network Management: The Canon REALiS 4K600Z offers many industry-standard interfaces to enhance usability, including two HDMI (version 2.0a), and four DVI inputs supporting single, stripe and cross configurations for 4K, 2K or HD video playback. Network management, including compatibility with PJLink™, Crestron Room View and AMX Device Discovery, also helps provide outstanding flexibility for monitoring and control.

REALiS 4K601Z Pro AV LCOS Projector
For those specific applications that require a projector with no wireless connectivity and functionality, the REALiS 4K601Z Pro AV LCOS Projector is available with all of the same features as the 4K600Z, with the wireless connectivity and functionality removed.

Price, Availability and Warranty/Support
The Canon REALiS 4K600Z and the REALiS 4K601Z Pro AV LCOS Projectors have the suggested list price of $77,990.00, and are scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers by December 2017*.

Both projectors are backed by Canon’s Five-Year Laser Projector Limited Warranty, and the Company’s award-winning Professional Service & Support, which includes both a Three-Year Advanced Warranty Exchange Service Program and a Service Loaner Program.

I/ITSEC 2017
Canon’s 4K Projectors will be on display in the Canon booth #2419 at I/ITSEC 2017 in Orlando, Florida, from Monday November 27th to Thursday November 30th.

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Canon will release a compact beamer that can be used without a computer and connects to select Canon cameras

Image © Canon Marketing Japan
Canon Japan is about to release a small projector (105 x 105 x 22mm, 235g) with Android as operating system. The Mini Projector M-i1 can be used without being connected to a PC and has projection range from 0,5 to 3m with a full HD (1080p) resolution. The Mini Projector M-i1 will be available at Canon’s online store for approx. $273 (taxes excluded).


The Canon Mini Projector can be used over WiFi, not just using a smartphone or tablet, but also Canon cameras that have WiFi connectivity. Canon Japan lists the EOS M6, EOS M100, EOS 6D Mark II, Powershot SX 730 HS among the cameras that support a direct WiFi connection to the projector.

Canon Marketing Japan Inc will release the “Mini Projector M-i1,” which can project video without using a personal computer, Sept 7, 2017.

The company expects that the projector will be used for making a presentation outside, having a conference in open space, projecting images at a construction site, etc.

The projector can project video by reading out data stored in the embedded memory or a USB memory stick by operating the touch pad. With a built-in battery, it can be used for up to two hours, and it can be used as a mobile battery for charging a smartphone, etc.

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